Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (775)

Michael Healy-Rae


775. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29365/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

On 10 December 2018 the person concerned was awarded disability allowance (DA) at full rate with effect from 3 January 2018 following a review of her means.

During the period 3 January 2018 to 16 August 2018  an increase was paid to her separated spouse for her benefit. Consequently, the amount of social welfare already paid required calculation and was deducted from any arrears due. A person cannot receive two social welfare payments consecutively in any one period.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.